Things to do for February 10, 2011

The Weekender

Too Much Burlesque, Sword Swallowing and the '80s

The weekend is unattached.

Thursday
The Pretty Things Peepshow Is Here
PEEP THIS

The Pretty Things Peepshow Is Here

Spoiler alert: you’ve got a few burlesque-related scenarios coming your way this weekend. But first up—a traveling burlesque/vaudeville/sideshow where appearances from a sword-swallowing temptress named Heather Holliday and the occasional “Midget of Mischief” are far from out of the question. Ah, romance.

Feb 10, 9-11pm (doors at 8), $10, The Five Spot, 1123 Euclid Ave, 404-223-1100

Friday
From Paris with Love... and Pasties
FRENCH CONNECTIONS

From Paris with Love... and Pasties

Whether Saint Valentine has your full support or not, you have to admit, the guy throws a decent party. So when a routine night of French-themed cocktailing on the Westside gets commandeered by a French-themed burlesque troupe, it’s probably best to just go with it. Not that you wouldn’t.

Saturday
A Loveless Evening at Gold Room
GOLDEN RETRIEVING

A Loveless Evening at Gold Room

Of course, you could always voice your anti-V-Day sentiments in a more... blatant way. And to that end, head to the Bitter Ball at Gold Room—a singles-only soiree involving the usual flock of girls dancing on tables, but with the added benefit of more champagne abuse, Dames Aflame girls... and girls dancing on tables.

Sunday
Lion Dancing and Mystery Menus
LION KING

Lion Dancing and Mystery Menus

Sadly, Chinese New Year is almost over. We know. But to usher it out in style, Peter Chang requests the honor of your presence at his new Hooch-side spot for some Chinese lion dancing. Oh, he’ll also be cooking... although you won’t know what until you get there. It’s okay, he probably doesn’t know either.

Feb 13, 6pm, Peter Chang’s, 6450 Powers Ferry Rd NW, reserve at 678-766-8765

Wednesday
Tight-Rolled Jeans and Teresa Palmer
RETRO-SPECTIVE

Tight-Rolled Jeans and Teresa Palmer

The ’80s throwback party. A bit overplayed: yes. Fully acceptable when Teresa Palmer is involved: very much yes. Oh, and if you don’t know who that is yet... trust us, you will. Head to Whiskey Park for an ’80s-themed bash with the stars of the new movie Take Me Home Tonight. Eddie Money salutes you.

Feb 16, 8pm, Whiskey Park (W Midtown), 188 14th St NE, 404-724-2560

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